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Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.


A world-recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress, and anxiety, Dr. Todd Kashdan has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self - not just your “good” self - drives success and fulfillment (Hudson Street Press), Curious? Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life (HarperCollins) and The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively. His books have been translated into over 15 languages.

Dr. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology and the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year at George Mason University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.

He is a scientific advisor of Time, Inc., National Geographic, and Merck. He gives keynotes and workshops to organizations as diverse as the United States Department of Defense, World Bank, Hormel, General Mills, Gensler, the Gap, and Standard Chartered Bank. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Washington Post. He's a twin with twin 14-year-old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists. For more, go to

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